Long Distance Optics Weslaco TX

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Academy
(956) 632-3000
716 East Expressway 83 (at McColl Rd)
McAllen, TX
 
Sports Authority
(956) 631-6501
3300 Expressway 83, Suite 600
McAllen, TX
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(210) 680-2288
5503 West Loop
San Antonio, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 495-3208
205 Coneflower Drive
Garland, TX
 
Mike Henshaw's Soccer Camps
Po Box 56772
Houston, TX
 
Academy
(956) 217-7600
3901 Expressway 83 (at Ware Rd)
McAllen, TX
 
Academy
(956) 316-2650
651 East Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 291-5530
305 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 355-1111
5801 Long Prairie Road
Flower Mound, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 722-4434
1005 E. IH30
Rockwall, TX
 

Making Your Long Shot

"Not by a long shot" used to mean bad odds for a gambler trying to fill an inside straight in five-card stud. Nonetheless, nearly every hunting catalog and magazine we look at these days bombards us with "long-range" ammunition, "long-range" optics, and "long-range" rifles.

Long shots in the 400-plus-yard range should never be attempted at whitetails unless you have practiced thoroughly and are using an adequate long-range rifle/ ammunition/optics combo that you have confidence in.

For most whitetail hunting situations in the eastern half of the country, "long-range" is pretty short. But consider this: One of the most common land units in rural America is a 40-acre field. And there is scarcely a whitetail rifle hunter living who hasn't at least once in his life been sitting in a ground blind or tree stand along one edge of a 40-acre field and seen a buck of his dreams feeding placidly at the fencerow on the opposite side.

How far away is that deer? Just a quarter of a mile, or 440 yards to be exact. Should you try that shot? Probably not. But the temptation can sometimes be overwhelming. Not to mention the growing amount of whitetail hunting occurring in the more open states of the Great Plains and West....

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